The Comet is the latest addition to Harmony’s Standard Series. Other members include the Silhouette, Rebel, Jupiter, and, of course, Juno. The Comet features a semi-hollow design and is a modern take on the brand’s 1960s Harmony H-72. It’s Harmony’s first semi-hollow guitar since the brand’s resurrection in 2018.
In terms of tonewoods, the guitar features a double-cutaway mahogany body, with a mahogany neck – the first set-neck design in the Standard Series – and a 12-inch ebony fretboard. It has a 25-inch scale and a smaller, contoured body to enhance playability and comfort. Its six-in-line tuner design is a nod to the original H-72.
Moving on to electronics, the Comet features a pair of Harmony’s proprietary gold foil pickups, which have been tuned for a warmer and fuller tone. According to Harmony, these pups also do not compromise on dynamics and clarity. The pickups are governed by single volume and tone knobs and a three-way selector switch.
Wrapping things up on the hardware front for the Comet are chrome locking tuners, cupcake control knobs and a tune-o-matic bridge with a stoptail. Each Comet ships with a Mono Vertigo Semi Hollow case.
“We’ve taken the same philosophy in designing our Standard Series models and applied it to the beloved H-72 and we’re very happy with the way the Comet has come to life,” Edwin Wilson, Harmony’s Head of Guitar Research & Development, said in a statement. “The mahogany semi-hollow construction, combined with the Comet’s set neck and our gold foil pickups, imparts a warmer and fuller tone that does not compromise on dynamics or clarity. This truly sets it apart from our solid body, bolt-on models.”
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